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minutes. bill good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, august 28, 2012. welcome to the site of the republican national convention. isaac gets stronger as millions along the gulf coast prepare, and here in tampa tonight, mitt romney will officially be nominated for president. we'll talk with keynote speaker chris christie. and as governor romney heads to tampa, his wife talks for the first time about her trouble with miscarriages. plus, researchers find a link between obesity and recurring cancer. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. the forecast was for a category 2. >> along the louisiana coast. and that would mean a 100 mile per hour storm. >> new orleans is in the crosshairs as tropical storm isaac closes in on the gulf
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coast. >> it appears to be following the same track as katrina seven years ago. >> states of emergency in effect. an evacuation order is already in place. >> we are prepared for what this storm is going to bring us. it's going to be all right. >> we're out of here. it's going to hit us direct. and if not, we're going to stay nd tough it out. >> the storm cancelled yesterday's events at the republican national convention in tampa, but it's back to business today. >> in session and called to order. >> day one of the republican convention. and it lasted precisely seven minutes. >> mitt romney will arrive in tampa today, two days earlier than had been expected. >> some people in your party don't like you. are you a candidate for the entire republican party? >> well, we're a big party. >> a dramatic emergency landing caught on tape in los angeles. >> smoke coming out of the engine. don't talk to me right now. >> prices at the pump will spike, and it could happen in just a matter of hours. >> come on, man.
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koala bears swimming to a canoe. >> and let him go. all that -- >> you can talk to the beak. >> as a veteran move -- >> give us a little flavor. >> a little journalist jujitsu. >> this is serious stuff. cnn is on full blitzer. >> president jimmy carter will appear on videotape, but with all due respect, who cares? >> and all that matters. >> the mars rover curiosity will broadcast a new song by aaron williams -- by wil i am back to earth. >> the rover has turned against us. captioning funded by cbs tropical storm isaac is about to become a hurricane as it heads towards new orleans. it should make landfall late
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tonight or early tomorrow. tens of thousands of coastal residents have been ordered to evacuate. all flights have been cancelled today in new orleans. hurricane warnings stretch from southern louisiana to alabama. forecasters warn that a storm surge could bring severe flooding to the northern gulf coast. >> david bernard, our chief meteorologist of our miami station cbs 4 is with us this morning again. david, good morning. >> good morning, norah. isaac is a strong storm in the northern gulf of mexico. and all of the expectations this morning are it will become a hurricane. now it is moving a lot slow are than it was yesterday, moving northwest at only 7. and that position is about 165 miles southeast of new orleans, louisiana, and there's the track, moving onshore late tonight or tomorrow morning. potentially a category 1 storm. and only slowly pulling away from the new orleans area late tonight and then going into wednesday afternoon. so this storm is going to move very slow.
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and that means it has big implications for storm surge anywhere from morgan city, louisiana, through the levee protection areas outside of new orleans, biloxi, and mobile. and on top of that, with the slow-moving storm, we can expect a lot of rain, at least through thursday, widespread areas of six to 12 inches of rain are possible. and some of those areas in white, where they get stuck under some of those feeder bands, we could see as much as 20 inches of rain in some spots. so needless to say, we have storm surge, we have rainfall, and also the potential for widespread power outages. >> david bernard, thank you. people along the gulf coast know that tomorrow is the seventh anniversary of hurricane katrina in new orleans, where so much was destroyed by katrina. one observer says people are methodical and diligent as they get ready for isaac. byron pitts is in new orleans. byron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie, and to our viewers out
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west. the wind has picked up a bit here. we expect the rain in a few more hours. we are standing along the mississippi river in the lower ninth ward. this part of new orleans was devastated after hurricane katrina. so people here will rely heavily on the new levee system this time. so you were born and raised in the lower ninth ward. >> yes. >> reporter: 46-year-old darren mckinney was here seven years ago. katrina devastated the lower ninth ward. homes and friends lost. but isaac is no katrina, mckinney says, so he's staying. >> i ain't going to leave. if it would have got to a category 3 and up, yes, then i'm going to leave. >> reporter: you would have got out of town? >> i would have got out of town. >> reporter: some homes in the lower ninth still bear the marks of the recovery teams in 2005. there are scars here and signs of improvement, including the $14.6 billion upgrade to the city's levee system. the army corps of engineers built this 133-mile system of levees and flood walls
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surrounded by 24 stormproof pumping stations. all of this designed to withstand the level of a 100-year storm, similar to katrina, a storm much larger than isaac. this is one pumping station. it's the largest in the world. the west complex protects about a quarter million people living along the west bank of new orleans. these 11 massive 5,700 horsepower engines can pump about 9 million gallons of water an hour. put it another way. these pumps could fill up an olympic-sized swimming pool in less than five seconds. long gas lines and cancelled airline flights are old and familiar signs of a pending storm. new orleans main airport will be closed today and possibly tomorrow. the city's mayor, mitch landrieu, insists that new orleans is ready. >> people here seem to be somewhere between confident and comfortable with the storm coming in. is that a good place to be?
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>> well, i think given the level of the storm, we're not going to have a katrina event. >> reporter: this time yesterday, authorities were encouraging people who needed to evacuate to pack up and move. the message today, hunker down. this is the headline in this morning's local newspaper. many will weather hurricane at home. charlie and norah, we expect the worst of the storm in about 16 to 18 hours. >> and that may be a big concern. byron, thank you. and in spite of all of that concern over new orleans, isaac could have its most damaging impact on the mississippi and alabama coasts. let's go from new orleans up the coast 80 miles to biloxi, mississippi, where mark strasman is watching storm preparations there. good morning to you, mark. >> reporter: good morning, norah, and to all of our viewers in the west. biloxi faces isaac's northeast quadrant, its most powerful and potentially punishing side. this tourist town is now a ghost town. all the residents, beach goers,
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and gamblers have all fled inland. >> it actually started a few days ago. and started putting all of this up. >> reporter: at the boarded up beau rivage, the security director is trying to protect the casino and resort from isaac's fury. >> it's all aluminum. >> reporter: flood walls at every entrance can stop up to 10 feet of storm surge and protect the 28-story hotel rebuilt after katrina. this 2005 surveillance video shows 24 feet of floodwater . this is a cbs news special report. i'm jim axelrod in new york. president obama is about to make a statement at the white house about tropical storm isaac. the storm is still in the gulf of mexico, moving toward the louisiana coast.
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cbs hurricane expert david bernard is watching isaac this morning. how powerful a storm is isaac now and how powerful of a storm could it develop into? >> i just received new data from hurricane hunters. as of the last update from the hurricane center, they were holding this at a tropical storm. some winds were of slight level of hurricane force. so i think this is going to be a hurricane on the 11:00 advisory. the position is about 165 miles southeast of new orleans and so the anticipation is by late tonight, going into early wednesday morning, we should see a landfall somewhere along the southeast louisiana coast. based on that, that would put the most significant wind impacts right in the new orleans area, coastal louisiana and maybe as far east as portions of the mississippi gulf coast. >> it's been slowing. it's never a good thing when a hurricane slows down in terms of intensity, is it? >> no, it's not. that will bring up a couple of
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factors that will be really important, not only for louisiana but the rest of the gulf coast over the next few days. it's the rainfall potential. we could see up to more than -- >> david, i'll have to stop you here. president obama is now speaking from the white house. >> and the steps we're taking to keep people safe and minimize the damage. i just got an update from secretary napolitano and the head of fema, mr. fugate and dr. rick knabb from the national hurricane center. fema has been on the ground for over a week, working with state and local officials in areas that could be affected from puerto rico to the u.s. virgin islands to florida and, more recently, louisiana, alabama and mississippi. yesterday i approved a disaster declaration for the state of louisiana so they can get the help that they need right away,
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particularly around some of the evacuations that are taking place. and right now, we already have response teams and supplies ready to help communities in the expected path of the storm. as we prepare for isaac to hit, i want to encourage all residents of the gulf coast to listen to your local officials and follow their directions, including if they tell you to evacuate. we're dealing with a big storm and there could be significant flooding and other damage across a large area. now is not the time to tempt fate. now is not the time to dismiss official warnings. you need to take this seriously. and, finally, i want to thank everyone who has been working around the clock to get ready for isaac. the hardest work, of course, is still ahead. as president, i'll continue to make sure that the federal government is doing everything possible to help the american people prepare for and recover
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from this dangerous storm. and as we get additional updates from the hurricane center, as well as from fema in terms of activities on the ground, we'll be providing continuous updates, both at this local and the national level. thank you. >> that was president obama, speaking at the white house about preparations for tropical storm isaac. the storm is expected to become a hurricane before it reaches the northern gulf coast late tonight or early tomorrow morning. it could be upgraded as early as the next advisory, 11:00 eastern time. we'll have much more on isaac tonight on the "cbs evening news" with scott pele. for the latest coverage, stay with your local cbs station and for those of you in the west who will rejoin "cbs this morning," this has been a cbs special news report. i'm jim axelrod in new york. haveveved report.ed i'm jim axelrod in new york. good day.
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they don't know enough about mitt romney to have an opinion. and that's why, charlie, this convention is so important, and why everybody has an eye on this weather, because look at the choice that they're going to face here. what if this storm barrels into new orleans, and there is death and destruction and americans are in peril? behind the scenes, people here are talking about what are we going to do. should we cancel more sessions of this convention? should we -- one thing they are even talking about if it comes to a worst-case scenario, just having mitt romney make a speech to the american people. the optics of a split screen, of people in peril over here and people at a convention having fun is something they really don't want to face up to. >> and don't you think, bob, that could ultimately hurt mitt romney given our cbs poll this morning, 1/3 of voters say they don't really know him? and i was looking inside the numbers, including 37% of
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independents, the very people that mitt romney needs to win over. >> well, yeah. and, i mean, you almost wonder if he doesn't feel kind of snake bit. you had all of these, you know, distractions coming up to this convention. and now we've got the storm that has got everybody focused on that. it's harder and harder for them to get their message out. and they have got to get the conversation going at some point about who mitt romney is and what it is he plans to do. >> and to overcome this idea of unfavorable impression that those that have been opinion do have, the likability issue. >> and also, charlie, it shows us the state of american politics today. after all of these negative ads and all of this negativity that we have, we have come to the point of the conventions, and more people have unfavorable opinions of both candidates than have favorable. i mean, that's -- i can't -- i don't know if i can remember a time when we've had that kind of situation. >> we've got the big kickoff tonight, you know, of this
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convention. ann romney, governor chris christie speaking. and i'm curious what you think, bob. because our poll also shows what we've seen in some other national polls, which is that half of americans don't think that mitt romney cares about problems that they have. this middle class idea that mitt romney doesn't know what i'm going through at home. can he change that tonight? what can ann romney say tonight, the so-called empathy gap, they call it. >> well, i think there's a lot of pressure on ann romney right now, because again this is kind of an interesting thing, is that americans think that barack obama understands their problems, but they think that mitt romney, who doesn't understand their problems, had a better plan to get jobs and get the economy going again. >> so it comes down to trust? >> yeah. >> we have this interesting interview with ann romney in which she acknowledges there were some miscarriages that she hadn't spoken about before. there is a sense that people want to hear more about the family. the governor has been always reluctant to talk about religion and about family.
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>> he's kind of a private person, isn't he? when you think he grew up, his father was a governor. >> his mother ran for the senate. >> his mother ran for the senate. he's been running for office since back when he ran against ted kennedy for the senate. and yet he still is not going to give you very much from that emotional standpoint. >> but having said that, for a man who has set his sights high, to be in this position, might not be such a bad place to be. >> no. right now, yeah, it's still to be decided. and that's the thing we don't want to forget. this thing is really close. it's been close from the beginning. and it's closer than ever now. i wouldn't venture a guess as to who's going to win this election. >> it's going to be fun, though. >> oh, yeah. >> thank you, bob. now to an alleged terror plot making headlines this morning. georgia prosecutors say four army soldiers killed a fellow soldier and his girlfriend to cover up a plot to assassinate the president and overthrow the government. the soldiers were stationed at
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fort stewart, georgia. one of them, michael burnett, pleaded guilty monday to the killings of michael york and tiffany york. he said that they were part of a militia group led by private isaac agigi. >> it started out just going out and seeking guns. got them. and then he introduced me to the manuscript, is what he called it. the book about true patriots. >> two of the soldiers face murder and other charges. prosecutors say the group had stockpiled 87,000 dollars worth of weapons. and in southern california, they are feeling more aftershocks on the third day of an earthquake swarm. it started when dozens of quakes struck over the weekend east of san diego. >> oh, gosh. >> now scientists say the aftershocks are not expected to trigger a major quake. the biggest quake on monday was 4.2 in magnitude.
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it is time now to show you some of the headlines this morning from around the globe. "the washington post" has new information on a qur'an burning incident in afghanistan. military investigators found u.s. troops tried to burn about 500 copy of the holy book in february. that's a much larger number than u.s. officials had acknowledged. and according to the reno gazette journal, federal investigators say a world war ii plane that crashed last year at reno's air show was flying beyond its structural limits. some of the screws in the p-51 mustang hadn't been changed in 26 years. the crash killed 11 people, including the pilot. the "wall street journal" says new york state is investigating an energy drink maker. state officials want to know if pepsi co, mostic beverage, and living essential is running deceptive advertising. and it's reported that teenagers who smoke marijuana seem to have intelligence and memory problems in middle age. shocking. that's according to a new study
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of more than 1,000 smokers in new zealand. researchers found that giving up pot only partially reverses the damage. and "the new york daily news" has greetings from mars. if shows postcard like images taken by the rover curiosity. the rover also played back a recorded message from nasa administrator charles,, >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by
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>> we have a typical commuter under way right now with no major problems but it is really starting to stack up at the bay bridge. it is definitely back to school at the bay bridge. elsewhere, the san mateo bridge is not too bad. >> we have a lot of clear skies over the coastline right now with temperatures all over the place. forties' in the north bay and '50s and '60s elsewhere. in the afternoon, sunshine and ,,,,,,,,
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." nora o'donnell is with us at the republican national convention in tampa. new jersey governor chris christie is a rising star in the republican party, and he'll be giving the keynote at the convention tonight. governor christie, welcome. >> happy to be here. >> this is an important podium, an important moment. tell us what you have said, what you have to accomplish to make this what it ought to be. >> you know, i just have to be me, and i think if i come out here tonight and if everybody walks away from the speech saying, yeah, that's the guy i thought he was, then i'll be okay. >> but you want to deliver a message, because the company is watching. this is really the true beginning of the convention. >> well, no question, and i think that what you want to lay out is a vision for our party and our country for the next
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four years. what does it mean to be a republican and what will that mean over the next four years after mitt romney and paul ryan are left. what will the republican governance look like and what will it mean for the people of our country. >> how much are you going to use this speech to say who mitt romney is, or how much are you going to use it to draw some contrast with barack obama? >> well, i'm going after ann romney, so i don't think -- yeah, i'm following ann romney. >> that's a tough act to follow. >> so, i think she'll cover the waterfront of who mitt romney is and is significantly more qualified than me to say it. >> so yours is the red meat speech. >> no, listen, i think you'll see me again is a good start. me being myself tonight talking about new jersey and what the new jersey experience could mean for the entire country, in terms of governing and making hard choices, and i think that that's the kind of speech you'll see tonight. >> at the convention, delegates and journalists alike, this idea of likability and let romney be romney. how do we figure out what that is and how does he accomplish that? >> he has to be himself.
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i mean, i think that's what people are starving for more than anything else right now from our political leaders is authenticity, and i don't think they have a particular thing in mind about what they want that person to be. they just want to know who that person is, really is inside. and i've said all along that i think the biggest challenge for governor romney to be elected president is for people to look at him and say, okay, now we know him and we trust him. >> okay, that's really important, because you say the american people don't know him. we have a new cbs poll out this morning that shows by 13 points, people think that barack obama better understands people's problems. why don't people think mitt romney understands their problems? >> well, i think, amazingly, for folks like us, we've been living this for a year and a half or more, right? but for the american people, they have not been. and so, i think they haven't been introduced yet to mitt romney, amazingly. but look at how long this process is, 70 days. mitt romney, if he chooses to, opening himself up and introducing himself to the country, because i'll tell you, everything else, nora, resumé,
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the condition of the country, the president's performance, it goes in his favor. >> but don't you think it's not until he passes that threshold that the american people trust him, think that he can handle middle class problems that he can get elected? >> agreed. >> you do? totally agree? so, what's he need to do? charlie and i were talking about this, that's why we think this convention is so critical. he hasn't passed that yet. >> conventions are always huge for a challenger, because they're the ones introduce aelging themselves. listen, we're not going to learn anything new about barack obama at the democratic national convention that we don't know from having watched him campaign for two years for the presidency and then been president for four years. there isn't anything new. a light bulb isn't going to come on, say oh, i didn't know that about the president. that will happen i believe on thursday night when mitt romney's up on that stage. i think people will see and hear things from him that's going to open their eyes. >> all right. are you going to have an opportunity to talk about the republican brand. many people are saying that this party has to reach out to minorities more than it is. many people are looking to the
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party and saying that the republican brand is damaged. >> no, i don't think so, but i think -- you see, i think there's a fallacy, charlie, about having to cater to a particular sector of the electorate. >> it's not cater, it's reaching out saying you have ihome in this party. >> but the way you do that is through the message that you put out there. for instance, i hear people talking all the time about the female voters, what are we going to do to specifically reach out to female voters? well, the same thing to reach out to male voters. i think it's condescending to say we need a different message for women than men. this is our message for our party. i'm going to lay out a message tonight that i think will resonate just as much with women voters as with men voters. >> then what do you do to make that happen? because the gap between the appeal of president obama to women voters and governor romney at this point is huge. >> well, i'm going to get up and lay that out tonight. and listen, we've seen a new jersey that i've done well with women voters not by changing my message or trying to cater to a particular area, but by letting them know, here's where i am,
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here's where i stand, and if it appeals to you, you can count on me to do what i say i'm going to do. i think that's what all voters want right now more than anything else, whether you're a man or a woman, whether in the minority or the majority. >> can i ask you about mitt romney and his record and specifics? he says he's going to cut everybody's tax rates by 20%, he's going to increase defense spending, he's going to restore the medicare cuts and he's going to balance the budget in eight years. how's he going to do that? even paul ryan says it would take until 2040. >> i don't think he's planned on cutting everybody's taxes. >> yes, everybody's taxes by 20%. >> i think what he said is the effective rate for those at the highest levels will not change in terms of what you're paying because of the elimination of many deductions and loopholes. once the folks are over -- >> so, he will cut the wealthiest americans' taxes? >> well, the way i read it is he says he'll lower rates, but with the elimination of deductions, that those who are making more than $250,000 a year will essentially pay the same amount of money under mitt romney that
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they're paying right now under barack obama, but others will pay less. >> how do you do that and balance the budget? you did it in new jersey. >> right. >> which is what you're going to talk about, cuts to education, tuition aid to college students, mass transit, elderly breaks. everybody got a haircut. >> i think everything's going to be on the table, and i think ultimately, that's where any leader who's telling you the truth is going to get to. they're going to get to the point where they're going to tell you, everything's going to have to hurt, but i also think we need to have growth, and the only way to have economic growth in this country is to get more money into the economy and i think and we republicans believe that's by lowering taxes, not more government deficit spending. >> one more question. this is a political season, and this really is the beginning of the push towards the election day. you're on the great mentioner's list, people wanted you to run for president. there was speculation about you and vice president. there is a story in "the new york post" saying you did not choose to be part of that list because you didn't think
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governor romney could win. >> i've said since october of last year, first governor in america to endorse him, run around the country to 16 different states campaigning for him and raising money. i didn't do that because i had nothing else to do. i did it because i believe the guy's the best guy to be president and can win. this is just shoddy reporting by "the post." they know it. both those reporters know me and never called me. if they want to know whether that story is true or not, charlie, you know me, i don't suffer from not giving great actions. they wanted to give everybody something to talk about. i not only believe mitt romney can win, i believe he will win and i'm here because i support him and believe in what he's going to do for our country. so bad reporting and bad story. >> we'll be watching tonight. >> good luck tonight. >> thanks. looking forward to it. >> more from the republican national convention. we'll talk with another big name from the gop, former secretary of state condoleezza rice. up next, a big mistake is turning into a big tourist
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you know about this. in spain, an elderly woman, parishioner, attempted to restore a 19th-century fresco depicting jesus christ wearing a crown of thorns. so, here now are her fresco restore excuses. number ten -- should have used a sharpie. number five -- if you squint -- no, still looks like a monkey. number four -- at least i wasn't skinny-dipping in the sea of galilee. and the number one fresco restorer excuses -- it can't be that bad. everybody that sees it says "jesus christ." >> they say that among other things. david letterman is not the only one talking about that attempt to restore a 19th-century
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spanish painting. art experts are cringing at the results, but some other people are applauding the effort. either way, as elizabeth palmer reports, the artwork has become an overnight sensation. >> reporter: 400 years of sleepy obscurity ended abruptly at the spanish church of aborha, thanks not to a miracle, but a botched art restoration that tourists are flocking to see and be seen with. here's the fresco by the 19th-century artist elias garcia martinez before and after the touch-up job by retired parishioner cecelia. "i wanted to repair the water damage," she said, and insisted she did have permission from the local priest. >> it's incredibly funny. i mean, it's a creature without a mouth. the hair is all over the place. christ has lost his crown of thorns. in fact, if you looked at it, you wouldn't think of christ at
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all, you'd think of some extraordinary apparition in a zoo. >> reporter: spanish art experts brought in to examine the damage don't know whether to laugh or cry, but online, with a little help from photo-shop, the image is a viral joke. it even has its own twitter feed, and 20,000 people have signed an online petition for the so-called restoration to stay. they may get their way. >> i think it's going to take a long, long time to restore, if indeed it can be restored. i mean, i'm quite worried looking at it as to whether they'll ever be able to remove it, because by removing it, you may well discover that there's hardly anything left underneath. >> reporter: in the little town of vorha, gripped like the rest of spain by a deep recession, the tourists and visitors are bringing in much-needed business. "it's good for the bar and the gas station," says this resident. "i hope it carries on for a couple of years."
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cecelia jimenez and her restored fresco may be a global laughing stock, but they've turned out to be a local blessing. for "cbs this morning," elizabeth palmer, london. >> there is new evidence of a link between obesity and cancer this morning. we'll show you how it could affect thousands of breast cancer patients every year.
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will make landfall late tonight, tomorrow morning, as a category 1 storm. it will move very slowly to the northwest across the lower mississippi river valley thursday into friday and that is going to create a lot of problems, the first of which, a significant wind impact. the highest chaps of damaging winds in new orleans and also southeast portions of louisiana. the rainfall potential can be quite great because the slow moving storm's widespread 8 to 12 inch rain amounts. in some spots we could see excessive rain of up to 20 inches not to mention there is a high risk of a storm surge from morgan city, louisiana, through the south of new orleans to bow luc biloxi to mobile. with the slow moving storm you have a lot of factors that can create a lot of problems. it looks like isaac may do just that. >> david bernard, i see you're on top of things. thanks a lot. all along the northern gulf
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coast people are getting ready for isaac. this morning we're near chauvin, louisiana. manuel, how are things going there? >> reporter: good morning. good morning across the west here in louisiana. the gulf is three miles in that direction. and for 12 miles in this direction everyone is under a mandatory evacuation notice. a mass exodus has taken place as locals heed warnings that the storm will make landfall within hours. area homes built on stilts to protect them from flooding are now empty. their owners boarded windows, packed up their valuables and left. the fishing boats that normally clog these waters are also on dry land. they headed north monday. still, hurricanes are nothing new for the gulf coast. this area in particular was devastated by katrina but for some the bp oil spill was worst of all. the oil decimated the fish population. in fact, some fear that oil
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still lingering in the gulf could be churned up by isaac. right now the main concern with isaac is the expected storm surge. there are two major flood gates that are meant to protect this coastal community, but they're still under construction. in fact, the one behind me, the home and navigation canal, will not be complete until next hurricane season. charlie and nora. >> manuel, thank you. governor mitt romney is coming here to tampa later today. before his wife ann speaks at the republican national convention. >> and in an interview with cbs evening news anchor scott pelley, ann romney talks about one of the most difficult moments in her life. in fact, it got so personal that even her husband did not know some of the details. >> having breast cancer wasn't easy. having lost -- you know, had several miscarriages actually, but having multiple sclerosis was a very, very hard time in my life. >> i don't believe that you have talked about the miscarriages
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before in public, but now that you are speaking about it, can you tell us a little more? >> the most profound one was in my 40s, i was pregnant. that was the biggest shock of all. i had had a surgery, i don't know how many years, about ten years before where i was pretty much told i would never, ever have children again. and so it was pretty shocking to begin with to find out that we were going to be having another baby. once i got over that shock i was pretty excited. and my youngest son craig always wanted a little brother, little sister. and, you know, i sort of told him, i'm sorry, but there's no more children in our future. so he was thrilled to death. and i knew i was losing the baby and it was about 3:00, 4:00 in the morning. i decided i wasn't going to wait mitt up. i waited until about 6:00 in the morning. i said, mitt, you've got to take me to the hospital right now.
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and so we woke up our oldest son, said get the rest of the youngest brothers off to school and, you know, we're going to the hospital. mommy's losing this baby. and so the poor youngest son, not having spoken with me or anything, goes to school, is just crest fallen. you know, knowing that we've lost this baby. and he -- i was home by the time he got home from school in the afternoon, and he walked in the door and he was about 10, 11 years old, and he fell on the floor and just burst into tears. and the poor little kid had been at school all day long holding this sorrow inside of him and having no one to speak to, no one to comfort him, no one to explain what was going on. and i just felt that, you know, unfortunately that was a moment that we should have prepared them better for something like this. it just didn't happen. it slipped through our fingers. and i told craig then, i said, you know, craig, you're probably
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not going to have another little brother or sister in your life, but you'll have children of your own some day. you know, this little hole will be filled by that. and he married a woman who had younger -- much younger brothers, and when i saw craig playing with those younger brothers, i thought to myself, isn't life interesting? he got those little brothers. he had to just wait a while. and, you know, it was just -- it was just a poignant moment for me to see how sometimes our sorrows can turn to joy. >> governor, you look like you haven't heard that story before. >> i haven't heard the story about craig coming home from school that day and being so devastated. i'm not surprised. he's a very tender heart and a wonderful father today himself. >> you can see more of that interview with the romneys tonight on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. cbs news political director john dickerson joins us now. i guess if there's one person that can humanize the governor
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and give us his biography in a way that will go to the core of who he is, ann romney's the person. >> that's right. and she can do it with authenticity. the key here is to tell us who this person is, tell us his life story. it's got interesting pieces in it. there's this poll, 32%, our poll, 32% of the country doesn't know him. that number for barack obama is only 14%. there's a lot of people who already know what they think about the president but they don't know what they think about mitt romney. how do they convey what his real life has been. they need somebody to tell it who has currency, credence, but doesn't seem like she's up there telling a kind of hollywood produced story. >> right. this is a couple that has been married 43 years. she has been battling multiple sclerosis for 14 years. she talked about with scott that she had had several miscarriages which she's never said before in an interview. why are those personal anecdotes important? why do people have to share
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those very private things which normally you feel like should be a family thing? >> around convention time we learn about the crucibles candidates have been through. in 1992 al gore, who wasn't even at the top of the ticket, told a story about his son getting hit by a car. in '96, he was only the vice president, he told the story about his sister dying from cancer. these are moments that candidates talk about tough things they've been through to say this to the voters, which is i've been through tough stuff. you may think i've been in a difficult place, but i've had difficult things in my life. if you look at that interview with scott, that's what both of the romneys say, which is that we've been through hard things. we know what difficulty people have been through. mitt romney says it makes one have a great deal of empathy and passion. that's what he's trying to get across. >> you listened to chris christie this morning. he's having a big moment tonight. impressions of what he has to do and whether there's some risk because of the nature of the man. >> well, i think that's exactly right. chris christie is the leadership guy, right?
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he does tough things, takes on hard challenges and his argument tonight will be that's what we as republicans do and that's what mitt romney's going to do. he said something to you. he said, everybody's going to have to hurt. it's about hard choices. mitt romney's not really going to say to anybody, everybody's going to have to hurt. candidates don't want to say that. voters don't want to hear, wait a minute, i don't want to hurt. that's the disconnect between the message from christie, and the message we'll hear from the candidate which is, i've got a solution, it's all going to be fine, but doesn't talk so much about that hurt part. >> we're going to have the sweet and sour tonight. ann romney is going to be the sweet talking about her husband's biography and then we'll see governor christie up there, but real tough. not sour. >> and speak
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we spoke earer we spoke earlier with tonight's keynote speaker at the republican convention, new jersey governor chris christie. his speech will fire up the republican base, and it also could change his own political future. bill plant has been looking back at some memorable convention speeches. >> well, charlie, i've seen some really good ones and, unfortunately, i've seen some pretty bad ones too. >> you've seen some speeches. >> you've got to hit just the
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right tone. let's take a look. >> all right. >> reporter: at the 1976 republican convention, it was an impromptu speech that caught the moment and brought the delegates to their feet given by ronald r reagan after he narrowly missed getting the nomination. we have to stop talking to each other and about each other and go out and communicate to the world that we may be fewer in numbers than we've ever been, but we carry the message they're waiting for. >> eight years later reagan was running for re-election, and mario cuomo boldly challenged reagan's vision of america as a shining city on the hill. >> there is despair, mr. president, in the faces that you don't see, in the places that you don't visit, in your shining city. >> reporter: historians called it a landmark speech. it cat at that pull theed cuomo
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into consideration as a presidential candidate, but his indecision to enter the race earned him the nickname hamlet on the hudson. in 2004 barack obama also became an overnight sensation after his convention speech. >> i stand here knowing that my story is part of the larger american story, that i owe a debt to all of those who came before me and that in no other country on earth is my story even possible. >> reporter: just four years later obama accepted his party's nomination. sometimes it's the humor that makes for a memorable speech, like ann richards mocking george h.w. bush, the republican standard bearer in 1988. >> poor george. he can't help it. he was born with a silver foot in his mouth. [ laughter ] >> reporter: and alaska governor sarah palin in 2008. >> you know, they say the
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difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? lipstick. >> reporter: and sometimes it's the bad speeches which are remembered. it's hard to forget arkansas governor bill clinton's 1988 performance. >> michael dukakis is not a performer. some might suggest he's colorless. >> i watched from the floor as he nominated michael dukakis. >> i'd like to talk a little about mike dukakis, the man. >> reporter: clinton was allotted 15 minutes but he spoke for a half an hour. >> mike's old fashion the. he's the kind of man who plays it straight and keeps his word and pays his bills. >> reporter: and when he signalled that he was almost done. >> in closing -- [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the audience broke into cheers, but though the speech was a flop, that didn't stop clinton from winning in 1992. on other occasions the speaker's message may not fit with the theme. pat bu can anything hurt george h.w. bush with a divisive
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message that came to be called the culture war speech. >> the a again done that clinton and clinton would impose on america, abortion on demand, a litmus test for the supreme court, homosexual rights, discrimination against religious schools, women in combat units. that's change, all right. but that's not the kind of change america needs. it's not the kind of change america wants. >> reporter: and former mayor rudy giuliani, another keynote speaker, fell flat in 2008 when he attacked barack obama. >> barack obama has never led anything, nothing, nata. >> giuliani didn't do himself any favors that night but tonight it's governor christie's chance to help governor romney and himself. he can be funny. it's a once in a lifetime chance for christie. >> you've seen a few of these, haven't you? >> you know what, charlie, it
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takes a lot to make a good speech. you have to connect with the audience. you have to give the audience the reason why you're there and involve the audience and tell them a story. >> look at bill there. you had a moustache? in '84. >> i'd rather forget the moustache, thank you very much. >> very stylish as always. >> question about mitt romney tonight, whether he'll reveal anything of himself. he told "the wall street journal" last week, i will not be treated like a piece of meat. >> i am who i am, he says. >> that's right. >> she'll do part of that. >> we'll cover it. >> bill plante, thanks. there were fierce rivals in the primary. rick santorum is backing mitt romney. we'll ask him what he has to do to win the election nnks this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by hershey's. what makes a hershey's bar pure? pure delicious hershey's chocolate. so when you take hershey's chocolate and add bubbles, it deliciously melts the moment you take a bite.
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and the news headlines, antioch police shot and killed a man overnight. the man fled the scene of a domestic dispute on sycamore drive late last night they say let officers on a chase through a antioch and hit two police cars before he crashed and ran. police found him hiding on a roof and the shot a money pointed a gun and officers. the incoming catholic archbishop for san francisco has legal problems in san diego. the bishops elected arrested at the drunk driving checkpoint of the weekend. he issued a statement saying in part i apologize for my error in judgment.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." former pennsylvania senator rick santorum was the last man standing between mitt romney and the republican presidential nomination. santorum won 11 states and 255 delegates during the primary. he's speaking at this convention tonight and is asking his delegates to vote for romney. senator, welcome. >> thank you, charlie. good to be with you. >> what do you hope comes out of this convention, in terms of the
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things that mean something to you and that you're going to speak to? >> well, you know, one of the things i talked about during the campaign was trying to appeal to folks who i think want to vote for us because they know that barack obama's policies are leaving them behind, are not consistent with the values that they believe in. i want to see a message that speaks to them. one of the reasons that i think we did as well as we did is that we did have a message that talked to folks that, you know, maybe don't have the college education, don't have the kind of skills that, you know, our economy is demanding more of, and they want to see a path to how are we going to structure our programs to help them get that chance at the american dream. >> that's an economic argument. there are those who say that you're also going to talk about welfare. >> right. >> what are you going to say? >> well, as you may remember, i was the author, one of the authors of the 1996 welfare reform, and the central tenant of the welfare reform bill was
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to do two things, requirements on welfare and a work requirement. we did that because we knew if people went to work and weren't on permanent dependency, that we believe that the americans, the people could rise. if we gave them, as we did in this bill, a helping hand up. we gave a lot more support with child care and education benefits and other things. so, we coupled the pulling out of the requirement, the federal mandate and work requirement with a hand up, and what barack obama has done, as you know, is waived that work requirement, and that's a very, very serious assault on what has built a great, successful program. >> but as you know, fact-checkers have said that it will not. these changes that the president recommends will not gut welfare reform. >> what the president is doing -- >> these are the fact-checkers who are looking at -- >> well, i'm a fact-checker, too, because i wrote the bill and i know a lot more about this bill than the fact-checkers. and i can tell you what we did specifically in that bill, charlie, was say that you cannot waive the work requirement and you cannot waive time limits. those are the two things in the
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section that said are not waivable. and what the president did was find some hackney idea that said, no, i can waive the work requirement and we are going to take applications from the state to waive that work requirement. now, do we know for sure that it's going to be gutted? well, we do know this, that we have toughened the work requirement since the welfare bill, and the only reason you would put this waiver in place is if you want to weaken it. so, i think without question, the administration is headed toward weakening this requirement. >> by doing what? by. >> by giving states the ability to change the way they run the program, not to -- >> by giving them the option, you say that would gut the requirement, even though the people who have looked it the adisagree. >> well, the only reason you put the waiver in place is to get you out of a tough work requirement. >> let me talk about the convention in terms of issues, lifestyle issues, abortion and other things that are part of the campaign that you've talked about. we've had problems for republican candidates. i'm thinking of macon in
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missouri. what does that say to you? does that say something about the party and its image? >> well, i think the image of the party actually has been very strong on the issue of life. look at the national polls. more and more people are becoming pro-life. >> but what should say, for example, akin have done? >> well, that's his own personal decision. i know todd akin. he's a good man. he made a ridiculous statement and he didn't do a very good job in dealing with the problems that came from that statement, and he's suffering the consequences for it. i think if you look at the overall pro-life movement and you look at the republican party and this issue, we're on the winning side of this issue. if you look at young people, young people are more pro-life than our generation. and why? because, well, science is a hard thing to overcome. you look at that 4d sonogram in the womb and you see that child with fingers and hands and that beating heart and it looks like you and me, and it's hard to say, well, that's not a person, that's not someone who deserves protection. and youk people i think more and more are moving in our
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direction, and i think society is moving in our direction and i think that's a good thing for us. >> you had a very tough campaign in the primaries against governor romney. you wanted the nomination. he won the nomination. are you fully supporting him at this time? and your delegates will vote for him this evening? >> absolutely. we did a delegate call last week and told them to line up. >> so, what are the differences today between rick santorum and the governor, in terms of how you see the world and how you see the particular issues that he will address? >> let me just say first that the differences between mitt romney and me pale in comparison to the differences between he and barack obama. >> of course they do. we know the differences with barack obama. speak to the differences you have with him coming into this convention. >> yeah, i would just say for me, the thing that -- and i'm very pleased that he gave me the opportunity to speak -- that the emphasis on the issues that i talked about during the campaign, what we're going to do to try to revitalize the manufacturing base, what we're going to try to do to help those who are left behind. >> but that's not a difference
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on that. you both agree on that. where's the difference? >> well, again, if you look at what -- >> what are the comfortable divisions within this party on important issues? >> if you look at what governor romney is articulating as a vision for the country, there aren't a lot of differences, to be very honest with you. the problems, the differences we have with governor romney during the campaign were more his record versus my record, and you know, who is the best person to make the case for the issues going forward. >> let me follow up with this. you were up against this guy in debates on the campaign trail. what did you learn about him that you did not know that -- >> he's pretty tough. he's very tough and he is pretty, i thought, you know, he was pretty unflappable. these debates, as you know, in the primary election were incredibly important. you know, we had 20 debates and you would think, well, you know, after a while -- >> he can hold his own on the debates? >> he will do very, very well.
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i think he'll do very well in the debate, and i saw a very tough side of mitt romney at those debates, and john mccain, you know, put on, you know, 50-ounce gloves for a boxing match that you should have 8-ounce gloves, and mitt romney will have the 8-ounce gloves on. >> thank you for coming. >> you bet. >> nice to see you. look forward to the speech tonight. >> thank you. >> and republicans here in tampa believe evolution is just a theory. bill nye the science guy says they're wrong.,,
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♪ ♪ science bill nye the science guy is causing a stir. he reached millions of kids with his popular tv show. now he's featured in a new online video called "creationism." it's not appropriate for children. it's been viewed more than 1.2 million times in just five days. nye says adults who deny evolution and teach a literal
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biblical view are hurting america's future. >> i'd say to the grown-ups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that's fine, but don't make your kids do it, because we need them. we need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. >> bill nye is with us now and joins us. hello, bill nye! i feel like saying bill nye, the science guy, hello! >> that's good, thank you. hello. >> it's good to see you alive and well. a couple days ago, there was a troubling rumor about you on the internet. how did that get started and what did you think? >> it happens every year about this time. the onion, which let me emphasize to everybody, is a sarcastic publication. often a lot of the information in there isn't really true. they had me killed in the weather balloon accident that would have been inflated with
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vinegar and baking soda, and that would be, what, carbon dioxide gas, which would be heavier than air. not the best thing for a weather balloon. nevertheless, i thank them for killing me, because it's fun. in this one way. one way. >> well, you've certainly been having fun with it on the internet, but there are a lot of people saying rest in peace. i'm glad -- >> yeah, i'm okay, everybody. >> bill nye is alive and well. let's talk about the long-running debate about creationism versus evolution. and you released this video. a lot of people have been looking at it. why do you feel so passionate about it? >> well, i feel passionate about it for the betterment of the united states, the united states economy and our future. what makes the united states great, the reason people wanted to live in the united states, move here still, is because of our ability to innovate. this goes back to ben franklin and thomas alva edison and george washington carver, let alone landing on the moon, neil
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armstrong. all these people believed in science. this morning, everybody's talking about hurricane isaac, and we're watching satellite maps made with spacecraft orbiting the earth, and this all comes from science. if you have this idea that the earth is only 6,000 years old, you are denying, if you will, everything that you can touch and see. you're not paying attention to what's happening in the universe around you. >> but you do know -- >> as i say, this is bad for kids. >> but bill nye, you do know not everybody feels this way. the latest statistics show many people believe, 46% believe that god created man, 32% believe that humans evolve with god's guidance and only 15% believe in evolution alone. can you see another side, why people feel the way they do? >> oh, well, as they say, you can believe what you want religiously. religion is one thing, but science, provable science is
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something else. my concern is you don't want people growing up not believing in radioactivity, not believing in geology and deep time. you don't want people in the united states growing up without the expectation that we can land spacecraft on mars. you want people to believe in science, this process, this great idea that humans had to discover more about the universe and our place in it, our place in space. and i really want to emphasize, i'm not attacking anybody's religion, but science -- if you go to a museum and you see fossil dinosaur bones, they came from somewhere, and we have by diligent investigation have determined that the earth is 4.54 billion years old, the sun is a star, like all the other stars you see in the sky, and we are made of the same stuff. this is wonderful! this is fantastic discoveries that fill me with reverence,
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make me excited. but i encourage everybody who's a voter this year to evaluate the candidates based on their stand on science. rick santorum made a reference to sonograms a few minutes ago. well, you wouldn't have sonograms without science, and furthermore, if you ask any physician, they will tell you, he or she will tell you that science came, the modern medicine largely came from the space program. >> your passion, bill, is always very clear. let's talk about the space program for a second, because i understand that you were at the briefing yesterday at nasa. >> oh, yeah. >> lucky you, number one. so, what did you learn there? what do you find so interesting about rover's progress, the progress of curiosity? >> well, there's a couple of things. first of all -- by the way, anybody could be at that conference, in a sense, because we have the technology to broadcast this on the internet all around the world, and that didn't used to exist. that's a result of science.
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>> that's right. >> that's not a result of thinking the earth is some extraordinarily short number of years old. okay. >> can you sum it up in a couple of sentences about what you found so exciting? >> two things. >> yes. >> there was a formation on mars that if it happened on earth, you'd expect it to be tectonic plates. well, mars doesn't have that right now, so we don't know how this formation came about. the other thing that i'm very excited about is methane. this would be natural gas, the stuff you burn in your stove or swamp gas. >> right. >> there's some of it on mars. where did it come from? where does it come from? why didn't it break down? nobody knows. so, there are discoveries to be made in the next few weeks and months. it's very exciting. and by the way, nobody else in the world can land spacecraft on mars. nasa's unique in this way. we do not want to lose that capability, everybody. >> bill nye -- >> so, we'll keep an eye on isaac from space. >> we will, we will. >> and let's change the world. thank you very much.
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>> we will do that. your passion is infectious. thank you so much. and i'm so glad you are still with us. thank you, bill nye, thank you. we all become anxious from time to time, but imagine living that way 24/7! we'll meet the man who wrote a best-selling memoir of anxiety when "cbs this morning" continues up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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♪ more than 40 million americans suffer from some kind of anxiety disorder. author daniel smith has battled chronic anxiety for most of his life. he explains his condition in a book called "monkey mind," an honest and funny memoir, published by simon and shuster, a division of cbs. hello, daniel smith.
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>> hello. >> how are you feeling now? >> i'm a little anxious. you're making me calm a little bit, though, look at you. >> we will get through this. when did you realize this was an issue with you? how old were you? >> i was 16. i had been a nervous kid, i had little phobias and ticks and i was sensitive, but anxiety didn't really become a serious problem with me until i was around 16 and lost my virginity in a way that i found kind of traumatic and dramatic and nervous-making. >> now -- >> yeah. >> you write about it in the book in a way, i have to say, i went from laughing to ew to, really, to feeling very pointed about the story that you were telling. >> yeah. >> because it traumatized you, really, for years. >> it did. it did traumatize me for a long time and it's really what made my anxiety into a serious problem. before that, anxiety's a universal emotion, so i had experienced, everyone's experienced anxiety. >> in some form. >> in some form, every day. you need to, otherwise you'd get hit by a car if you didn't have some form of anxiety.
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you need to be vigilant about threats. but it was after that point that anxiety really took root inside my body, inside my mind and became a problem, something that really troubled my days and kept me up at night and became in a word, a disorder, an affliction. >> but for instance, you would go from point "a" to point "b." give me a brief example of how it manifests itself in your day. >> sure. i'm sure it will happen after i stop talking to you. i would say i shouldn't have said "a" to gayle, and because i did, my publisher will be upset, and because of that, they won't push the book as much, and then it will disappear from the show, my wife will leave me, i will end up on the street. they won't let me see my kid. i'll end up selling my body for money in some alleyway and contracting hiv and developing aids and then dying homeless and alone. >> all that. >> in about a second. >> just this conversation! >> i know. there's a lot at stake! >> so, how do you manage it? how do you manage it? >> well, i take medication, and that sort of cuts the peaks off the anxiety, but it doesn't really change the way that i
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think permanent ly and in a way that i need. the way i think of my anxiety is as a habit. i have these patterns of thought and they've been there since i was 16, if not before, and i'm now in my 30s. they're there. they're solid tracks in my head and i need to find a way to get around them and develop better and more helpful ways of thinking. so, i've been in cognitive behavior therapy. i've found that very helpful. >> you have a lot of this in your family, too, your parents suffered from it, your brother suffers in fr it, so it didn't just you, daniel. you tell a great story about the roy rogers syndrome, that you can go and make a life-changing decision about whether you'd do ketchup or barbecue sauce. >> oh, yeah. >> that seems so extreme to most people. >> it is extreme. i mean, i have anxiety worse than most people. i sort of, you know, that's why i wrote this book. it's sort of to show people that this is what it looks like. and because i'm a good case
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study, i can use myself and use the feelings of anxiety, because a lot of people don't think of anxiety as something that's embodied, something you feel in your gut and your limbs, sometimes the things that make things seem unreal. it's a real lived experience. >> well, i'm happy to say you are married. >> i am. >> you have a child. >> yes. >> so, it's maybe tough to love somebody with anxiety, but there is a way that you can do that, too. >> it is -- there is a way you can do that, too. >> god bless joanna. >> god bless joanna, yeah. by realizing that the person that's struggling about the anxiety, it's not about them. >> yeah. >> yeah, it's not about them, it's about the person who is struggling with the anxiety. it's the way they think. >> all right. "monkey mind" is the title of the book, a memoir of anxiety. thank you, daniel, very much. >> thank you so much. >> that will do it for us here in new york. we'll go back to charlie and nora. i can honestly tell you, charlie, i have never seen you suffer from anxiety. nora, i don't know about you, yet, but charlie, i can say i've never seen it! >> no anxiety here. >> don't have it.
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